Islamabad (HRNW) The Supreme Court dismissed on Monday the Sindh’s government appeal asking for a stay order in the Sindh High Court’s verdict in the Daniel Pearl murder case.
Pearl, who worked with the Wall Street Journal, was killed in Karachi in 2002. His killers were initially handed death sentences but they challenged the sentences in the Sindh High Court.
The court heard their appeals after 18 years and acquitted Adil Sheikh, Salman Saqib and Fahad Nasim on April 2. It even commuted the death sentence of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh to seven years and a fine of Rs2,000,000 was imposed on him.
On April 22, the Sindh government challenged the Sindh High Court verdict and asked the Supreme Court for a stay on the verdict.